The pieces were first created for a private client, who commissioned Hans to design a collection of unobtrusive furniture for a private island within a nature reserve in the Netherlands. The products are also very similar to one of three ranges she produced for a remote artists' community on Canada's Fogo Island.
"I wanted to design something modest and refined, as if there was not much design to it," she added.
The range has now been developed into a full collection of tables, benches and loungers, all made from Accoya – a softwood product treated to make it resistant to rot.
Tabletops and seats are composed of several separate planks of wood laid alongside one another. These are designed to be the same width as the floorboards of the house belonging to Hans' original client.
The seating features A-shaped legs and is designed to fit directly beneath tables. Benches with backs can also be slotted underneath to line up with and extend the tabletop.
The collection also includes two sun loungers – one designed for a single inhabitant and a wider version to be shared between a pair.
Berit is designed for both indoor and outdoor use, and will be available in a range of widths and colours – as specified by the buyer.
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